• How to start a snowmobile
    Feb 21, 2014

    Starting your snowmobile may seem like a very simple and safe operation. It generally is, but occasionally this simple act can turn embarrassing, costly, or even deadly when “Sleds Go Wild.”   It is quite an experience to witness a snowmobile start right up and then suddenly accelerate rapidly and…

  • Massachusetts Environmental Police snowmobile patrol
    Feb 14, 2014

    The SAM Board of Directors and attending members had the opportunity to learn firsthand at Thursday’s SAM Meeting, on February 6, 2014, of the consequences of riding the SAM snowmobile trails without a MA Registration and/or a SAM Member Trail pass.   Lieutenant Terry Davis and Sergeant David Unaitis from the…

  • Lighting a campfire in snow is a critical skill for snowmobilers
    Feb 03, 2014

    The statement “Be prepared” is something we have all heard and is recognized by most as the Boy Scout motto. By definition the motto means to be prepared both in mind and in body. To be ready for all foreseen situations by educating yourself mentally and physically outfitting yourself with…

  • snowmobile ice safety advice
    Jan 24, 2014

    The lack of snow has tempted some snowmobilers to consider riding on ice. Yes, it’s been very cold and many of the lakes and ponds are frozen. but remember, ice is unpredictable. In the name of safety, it is recommended that snowmobilers avoid frozen bodies of water.   For information…

  • snowmobile safety, replacing a snowmobile belt
    Jan 16, 2014

    We’ve all heard the phrase “Beating the Odds.” Maybe it was as you watched the underdog sports team “Beat the Odds” and win a championship. Or maybe someone you know has battled an illness and they “Beat the Odds” and made a full recovery. Some would say it was just…

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